- Walters Ms. W.685, Single leaf of elephants on a river bank
- This Mughal painting dates to the late tenth century AH / sixteenth CE or the early eleventh century AH / seventeenth CE. It depicts elephants on the bank of a river in a rocky landscape with a fortified city in the background. It appears that the wild elephants are being captured with a view to taming them. The figures in grisaille and the architectural vignettes in the background represent early contacts between Mughal India and Europe. The painting has a brown border with illuminated flora and fauna motifs.
For full description, see http://www.thedigitalwalters.org/Data/WaltersManuscripts/html/W685/description.html
- 1590 to 1620
- Walters Art Museum